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Jay Boggess
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« on: January 29, 2014, 01:54:26 PM »

Hi - My name's Jay Boggess and I've never been in the Navy but have been fascinated by submarines since first seeing Cod back in 1977.  Since then I've lived in Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, Chicago (saw and knew folks who worked on Silversides before she left for Muskegon), Anchorage, Alaska, Grand Coulee Washington and now settled in Denver Colorado.  I was good friends with John Fakan before he passed and Paul Farace knows me.    I spent nearly 28 years working on diesel locomotives at EMD and the Alaska Railroad, so diesel subs are cool because a) they're a lot LIKE diesel locomotives and b) they are NOT diesel locomotives.  When Rich Pekelney first put The Fleet Submarine manuals up on the web, I cheerfully send him typo corrections as I read thru them all (well, not quite all - never have read the periscope manual...).

I've been to many of fleet boat museums - some which may not be around too much longer ( Cry - Ling & Clamagore) but still need to make it to a few more (Razorback, Drum & Torsk come to mind).  From my days at EMD, I have some info on Cleveland Diesel engines and have studied sub electrical propulsion systems extensively. 

Anyway glad to be aboard here.

jay b.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 09:55:56 PM »

Welcome welcome welcome, Jay!

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